EMVA Business Conference 2018

International platform for networking and business intelligence.
Where machine vision business leaders meet.

June 7-9, 2018 | Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

The annual EMVA Business Conference -
Pivotal event for the machine vision and image processing industry.

The EMVA Conference unites business leaders and technical experts within the machine vision industry from Europe and around the world to present and discuss the trends and challenges of our business. It provides a unique platform in Europe for networking, establishing contacts and exchanging ideas. The EMVA Business Conference sets the course for developing and strengthening our industry in Europe.

Meet CEOs, managing directors, corporate strategists, marketing directors, technical managers and other executives of our business to exchange market intelligence and news of innovative technologies.

The EMVA Business Conference year by year visits a different European city.
In 2018 Dubrovnik, again an UNESCO world heritage city, will welcome the machine vision community.

Our Supporters

The 16th edition of the EMVA conference again counts on the continued support of EMVA member organisations and the international media partners. Special thanks go to:

             Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

What to expect?

Enjoy an excellent mixture of attractive speeches and pre-sentations covering the topics of management, economics, innovation, marketing and technology trends.


Globally known professional speakers open and close the conference with their notes.
While the opening note usually gives insights to Europe's economy, year by year the closing keynote treats a different business relevant topic.

Being the most important networking event for the Machine Vision industry in Europe, the EMVA Conference offers plenty of networking and personal meeting opportunities. Your individual face-to-face meetings can be pre-scheduled using our comfortable registration platform.

Side programme
Meeting your peers continues during the Thursday Welcome Reception and the Friday Conference Dinner. Accompanying persons may join a guided city tour at Friday morning and the optional Saturday Networking Tour closes the conference days in Dubrovnik.

Keynote Speaker

Philippe Legrain
Political Economist
and Writer.

'Europe's uncertain economic outlook: Risks & opportunities'

Jeremy White
Executive Editor of Wired Magazine.

'The Rise of Artificial Intelligence'

Conference Speaker (abstract)

Petra Gospodnetić
PhD student at Image Processing department of Fraunhofer Institute ITWM.

Jochem Herrmann
Chief Scientist and co-founder of Adimec.
President of the EMVA.

Michal Czardybon
General Manager at Adaptive Vision.

Gabriele Jansen
CEO and owner of Vision Ventures.
EMVA Board Member.

Miro Mlejnek
RealSense Technical & Sales Manager at Intel Corporation.

Branislav Pulis
Vize President Sales & Marketing at Photoneo.

Damir Dolar
CEO at Smartek Vision.

Ronald Müller
CEO and founder of Vision Markets.

Arnaud Darmont
EMVA Standards Manager.


Breathtaking Adriatic Sea views from every room, a fresh new contemporary interior design scheme and intuitive service are key ingredients for a perfect five-star seaside escape.

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace nestles on the scenic seafront between a pine forest and the turquoise coastal waters of the lush Lapad peninsula. Just a few minutes’ drive northwest of medieval Dubrovnik Old Town, the cinematic location offers a phenomenal vista of the Elafiti Islands from every space.

Special conference rates:

Attendees of the EMVA Business Conference benefit from reduced rates for accomodation:

  • single room, including breakfast and VAT for € 180,-  (1 person) *
  • double room, including breakfast and VAT for € 200,- (2 persons) *

Link for booking with special conference rate will be informed during conference registration.
(we are sorry to inform that the conference hotel is fully booked)

 * plus City Tax of € 1,20 per person/day to be settled seperately

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Masarykov Put 20
20 000 Dubrovnik

Tel:  +385 (20) 430 000
Fax: +385 (20) 430 100


Registration Fees

Conference registration fees are depending on the registration period and EMVA member organisations benefit from reduced fees. Invoicing is done by separate email offering comfortable online payment using credit cards.

Being an EMVA MEMBER you participate for just:


Early Bird

- until 31 December 2021 -



- 1 January to 24 April 2022 -



- from 25 April 2022 on -

NON-MEMBER* organisations register for:


Early Bird

- until 31 December 2021 -



- 1 January to 24 April 2022 -



- from 25 April 2022 on -

University employees and Students** register for:


- whole registration period -

Contact Us

Founded in May 2003 in Barcelona, the European Machine Vision Association currently has about 100+ members representing more than 20 nations. Its aim is to promote the development and use of machine vision technology and to support the interests of its members - machine vision companies, research institutions and national machine vision associations. The main fields of work of EMVA are: standardization, statistics, education, the annual EMVA Business Conference and other national and international networking events, public relations and marketing.

Gran Vía de Carles III 84 (planta 3ª)
08028 Barcelona | Spain

+34 931 80 70 60
For invoicing and payments: payments@emva.org


How the face-to-face meeting event works

1. Registration | up to 27 May 2018

2. Set up a profile
Next you create a profile that will be visible to other participants on the event website. The profile should describe what you are looking for and can offer to potential partners.  The sooner you set up your profile, the better chance other delegates will have to request meetings with you.

3. Request meetings | 14 May 2018 onwards
You can start to receive and send meetings requests to other participants who you would like to meet at the event.  You have until June 4th to finalise your meeting requests.

4. Build connections at the event | 7 - 9 June 2018
A few days prior to the event you will receive an email with your meetings schedule showing who you will meet, what time, and the table number where the meeting will take place. You can always check this online or via the app.